As more districts and schools introduce social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies and programming into their work, demand is growing for accurate and practical assessments that educators can use to measure whether students are mastering the recommended skills and schools are improving their culture and climate. To help pool the know-how of researchers, educators, and test developers, CASEL formed the AWG in close partnership with leading scholars and practitioners from diverse groups including California’s CORE Districts, Transforming Education, RAND, and Harvard University. The AWG has four major goals, one of which is to identify and disseminate key design principles that guide researchers and developers in creating practical and informative social-emotional performance measures. McKown and Bookman co-chair the goal that initiated a competition for innovative SEL assessments.
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